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State/FEMA Recovery Center to Open in Pontotoc County

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:41

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Pontotoc County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 22.

The DRC officially opens on Tuesday, August 4, at:

Pontotoc County
Evergreen Building
221 North Rennie
Ada, OK 74820
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

As previously announced, DRCs will also open in Carter, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties during the week of August 3 in:

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California to receive FEMA funding to battle Rocky Fire in Lake County

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:10

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California to combat the Rocky Fire burning in Lake County.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Iowa Declaration

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:23

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Iowa.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Iowa

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:18

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Iowa to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 20-25, 2015.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN IN CARTER, OKFUSKEE AND OKMULGEE COUNTIES

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:05

OKLAHOMA CITY – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open in Carter, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 22.

A DRC officially reopens in Carter County on Tuesday, August 4, at:

Ardmore Convention Center
(Conference Rooms 3 & 4)
2401 N. Rockford Road
Ardmore, OK 73401
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A mobile DRC officially opens in Okfuskee County on Tuesday, August 4, at:

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Texans: Please Share Disaster Recovery Info with Friends and Neighbors

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:39

AUSTIN, Texas — Word of mouth is a powerful way to spread news.  Amazing as it may seem, some people are so busy with their recovery, they haven’t heard about federal help. You could be the one to bring this important message to someone you know, perhaps a friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member or acquaintance.

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Additional Damage May Mean Additional Assistance for Oklahomans

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:58

OKLAHOMA CITY – Many Oklahomans have already registered with the Federal Management Agency for disaster assistance to repair their damaged homes, but as they may have experienced multiple rounds of storms and be eligible for additional assistance, they should call FEMA to request a re-inspection.

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Disaster Recovery Center in Grayson County Transitioning to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:29

AUSTIN, Texas – To meet the needs of Texans affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22, the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Sherman will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center on Monday.

The Disaster Recovery Center at the Sherman Youth Center, located at 407 W. Washington St., Sherman, TX will close on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.

On Monday, Aug. 3, an SBA center will open at the Grayson County Courthouse.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Stouts Creek Fire

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:22

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Stouts Creek Fire, burning in Douglas County, Oregon.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the Stouts Creek Fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state’s request for federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) on July 31, 2015 at 1:33 a.m. PDT.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Relocate in Hidalgo County for Texas Flood Survivors

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:43

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hidalgo County will relocate to a new location on Monday, Aug. 3, for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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Two Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Wharton County for Texas Flood Survivors

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:37

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open on Monday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 6, at noon in Wharton County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Wise County for Texas Flood Survivors

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:54

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, Aug. 3, at noon in Wise County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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Communities urged to apply for aid that helps build more disaster-resistant infrastructure

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:16

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Federal assistance may be available to help Arkansas communities rebuild infrastructure to higher, more disaster-resistant standards and state officials are encouraging local governments to take advantage of that funding.

The assistance to communities is part of the aid that became available following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of South Dakota Declaration

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:19

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of South Dakota.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for South Dakota

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:15

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of South Dakota to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 17-24, 2015.

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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Visit Oklahoma Neighborhoods

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:24

OKLAHOMA CITY – Disaster survivors in four newly designated counties in northeastern Oklahoma might soon see Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams knocking on their doors. The teams will be visiting residents in Adair, Cherokee, Delaware and Ottawa counties, which are among 12 counties recently approved for state and federal disaster assistance.

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Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station Exercise Process to be Discussed at Public Meeting

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:42

Kansas City, Mo. –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region VII office announced today there will be a routine biennial exercise conducted with Omaha Public Power District for the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station in Nebraska on Aug. 4, 2015, followed by a public meeting.

Exercise participants will include: the states of Nebraska and Iowa; Washington County in Nebraska; Pottawattamie and Harrison counties in Iowa; and the Omaha Public Power District.

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State and Federal Disaster Assistance Tops $40 Million for Recent Oklahoma Storms

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:33

OKLAHOMA CITY – To date, Oklahomans have received more than $40.7 million in grants, low-interest loans and insurance settlements from the federal government, helping to rebuild the lives of families and help out businesses affected by the severe weather and subsequent flooding during the period of May 5 through June 22.

Nearly 10,000 families have registered for assistance with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Portlight Strategies and FEMA Partner to Address Disability Accessibility and Disaster Preparedness

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:50

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Portlight Strategies (Portlight) announced an agreement that will increase preparedness awareness for people with disabilities in the event of natural or man-made disasters. The agreement aligns with FEMA’s commitment to inclusive emergency management by partnering with disability organizations and community leaders who serve the whole community at the local level.

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By the Numbers: More than $306 Million Flows to Texas Two Months After Flooding Disaster

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:20

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal dollars are flowing into Texas communities recovering from the May 4 through June 22 storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and floods.

To date, more than $306 million in federal grants, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans, and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims have been approved.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), partners in the state’s recovery, provide the following summary of disaster assistance efforts as of close of business July 29:

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